LeBron James says he's happy to see his son following in his footsteps, but the Cleveland Cavaliers star isn't pleased that some college coaches are already recruiting the 10-year-old.
LeBron James Jr. has shown great promise at an early age, and garnered plenty of media attention last week when he led his team to victory at a prestigious youth basketball tournament. He also helped his team win the Amateur Athletic Union national championship last summer.
Those performances, coupled with star power that comes with being the son of LeBron James, has made him a recruiting target despite his age.
“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges," James told WWJ-TV in Detroit on Tuesday. "It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids."
In October, Ohio State Coach Thad Matta said he would be following the progress of LeBron James Jr. in the years ahead, but he didn't mention whether he plans to offer him a scholarship. It seems other coaches have taken their interest in the rising star a little too far.
Still, LeBron James said he's proud of what his son has accomplished.
"It's crazy, he plays just like I did," James said. "He has great awareness and he'd rather pass first and set guys up. Most kids nowadays just want to score."